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Overview

The Boston office occupies a special place in BCG corporate history. Opened by the company's founder Bruce Henderson, it continues to be one of the company's intellectual cornerstones. Many of BCG's most influential ideas about business originated within the walls of this office, including the experience curve, the portfolio concept, time-based competition, and segment-of-one marketing.

Today, BCG in Boston is still at the forefront of new thinking in the fields of health care, financial services, industrial goods, and consumer goods. The office was also the setting for much of the seminal thinking in Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy, a book that is required reading at Harvard Business School.

Located on the 30th and 31st floors of the Exchange Place building (the firm's global services office is at One Beacon Street), BCG in Boston overlooks the city's financial district, its scenic harbor, and the myriad of shopping and dining opportunities to be found in nearby Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

Because of its relatively large size, the clients and work of BCG Boston span virtually all of the firm's practice areas. BCG in Boston serves companies in a wide variety of industries including consumer goods, financial services, health care, industrial goods, and technology and communications. Staff expertise is diverse; vice presidents have a depth of consulting experience that's an invaluable resource to newer colleagues. The office offers a weekly program called the Friday Feature Forum that convenes for a presentation and exchange of ideas by one of the members of a project team.

BCG in Boston maintains a tradition of community involvement, providing significant pro bono assistance to leading institutions such as the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, WGBH—Boston's nationally recognized public broadcasting station—and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Outside the office, it is easy to find recreational and cultural offerings. Boston's professional sports teams and the loyalty they inspire are legendary. The city's symphony and Pops orchestra concerts are world-famous. Add this to a vibrant performing arts community and numerous four-star restaurants and it's easy to appreciate the area's immense international appeal.

Our Work
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Industrial goods
  • Technology and communications
Client Impact
  • Health care—Restructured the commercial ops of a leading biotech to enhance the effectiveness of the sales and marketing teams and prepare for a blockbuster launch
  • Consumer goods and retail—Repositioned a major drug-store retail chain through strategic initiatives to enhance pharmacy and "front-of-store" performance
  • Technology and communications—Growth strategy for major tech firm to build a worldwide BPO business. Identified most profitable markets, defined required offerings, and helped launch business
  • Industrial goods—Mapped strategic direction for an innovative building materials firm; supported efforts to achieve leading global market position
Social Impact
BCG Boston is a partner of Childreach/PlanUSA, the international organization dedicated to child sponsorship and grant funding implementation in developing countries. BCG Boston has worked to develop strategic options for PlanUSA's growth, change implementation, and focus. Most recently, we explored strategies for joint fund-raising efforts for international disaster emergency relief, and how US-based NGOs (non-government organizations) should collaborate in order to improve current and future disaster relief fundraising efforts.

Boston

Exchange Place, 31st Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109 U.S.A
Phone: +1 617 973 1200
Fax: +1 617 973 1339
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Services

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Boston, Massachusetts 02108
U.S.A.
+1 617 850 3700

Boston Contacts

  • Simon Bartletta Email
    Partner & Managing Director
  • Consultant Recruiting:
    Honora Heavey Email
    +1 617 973 1200
  • Alumni:
    Alysa Crellin Email
    +1 617 973 1200
  • Media:
    Alexandra Corriveau Email
    +1 212 446 2800
  • General:
    Jeri Herman Email
    +1 617 973 1200

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